Dried Cherry Cake

    Dried Cherry Cake


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    About this recipe: Great cake to have with tea or coffee!!

    Serves: 12 

    • 80g chopped dried cherries
    • 120ml hot water
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 200g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 225g vanilla yoghurt
    • 125ml vegetable oil
    • 1 egg
    • 1 egg white
    • 30g chopped pecans
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Combine cherries, hot water and almond extract: let stand 20 minutes. Drain cherries, and pat dry between layers of kitchen roll. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and 200g caster sugar. Add yoghurt, eggs and oil. Stir well. Fold in cherries. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 23cm round cake tin.
    3. Stir pecans and 1 tablespoon caster sugar together. Sprinkle on top of mixture in tin.
    4. Bake at 180 C / Gas mark 4 for 35 minutes, or until skewer comes out clean. Cool in tin on wire rack for 10 minutes. Serve warm, or at room temperature.

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